Hibs star Deegan attacked

  • Last Updated: October 8 2012, 23:34 BST

Hibernian midfielder Gary Deegan faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken jaw in an unprovoked attack.

Gary Deegan: Broken jaw

Deegan was standing outside Edinburgh's Hard Rock Cafe in the early hours of Sunday morning when a man punched him in the face before running off.

The 25-year-old, who had earlier played in the 3-0 home win over Dundee which lifted Hibs top of the SPL table, was taken to hospital by ambulance and underwent surgery.

Detective Constable Graham McIlwraith said: "We are currently still trying to determine the full circumstances surrounding this attack.

"Given the time at which this incident took place, there were potentially a number of people leaving the various establishments in George Street who may have seen something suspicious.

"Anyone who witnessed the assault or who can help identify the male responsible is asked to contact police immediately."